|The Story of the Kelly Gang - Johnson and Gibson|
An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed. Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version. What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906 (Australia) January ...
Keywords: Australia; Bushrangers; Ned Kelly; Silent Film; Early Features; Lost Films; Fragments
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|Thomas Alva Edison-Speaking - Thomas Edison|
Inventor Edison 1878 first recorded sound and a couple of others.
Keywords: cylinder; acoustic; history
Downloads: 2,660 (1 review)
|Dickson Experimental Sound Film|
This short film was a test for Edison's "Kinetophone" project, the first attempt in history to record sound and moving image in synchronization. This was an experiment by William Dickson to put sound and film together either in 1894 or 1895. Unfortunately, this experiment failed because they didn't understand synchronization of sound and film. The large cone on the left hand side of the frame is the "microphone" for the wax cylinder recorder (off-camera)...
Keywords: edison; movies; dickson; sound; synchronization; synch; Murch
Downloads: 18,741 (4 reviews)